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Manhunt Underway For California Deputy Accused Of Killing Two People Off-Duty

Dublin, CA – Authorities are searching for an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy who allegedly killed two people in an off-duty incident in Dublin early on Wednesday morning.

Dublin Police Captain Nate Schmidt said the incident occurred just before 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 7 when a man and a woman were found suffering from gunshot wounds inside a home located in the 100-block of Colebrook Lane, KTVU reported.

Chief Schmidt said the victims were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses told police that the gunman was 24-year-old Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Devin Williams Jr., KTVU reported.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.

Sources close to the investigation said that Deputy Williams had been having an affair with the woman involved in the fatal incident, KTVU reported.

Dublin police said Deputy Williams lives in Stockton and may be driving a 2007 VW Jetta with California license plate 6MEA916 or a 2015 Hyundai with California license plate 9BMB449.

Officials said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Deputy Williams joined the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) in September of 2021, KTVU reported.

Prior to joining ACSO, he was a police officer for the city of Stockton from Jan. 16, 2020 to Jan. 19, 2020.

A Stockton police spokesperson could not disclose the former officer’s reason for leaving that department but cited a “personnel matter,” KTVU reported.

UPDATE: Just after 12 noon local time, the Mercury News reported that Deputy Williams had contacted authorities to turn himself in.

Deputy Williams spoke with Chief Schmidt and then was taken into custody, according to officials.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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